Tag Archives: Toys

  • Bitoy ‘Narcos’ Toys: A Desk-Sized Pablo Escobar (Video)

    Bitoy ‘Narcos’ Toys: A Desk-Sized Pablo Escobar (Video)

    If you’re a fan of the Netflix original series Narcos, it’s possible that you’ve found yourself at your desk reenacting your favorite scenes or imagining new ones, all staring infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar. But now, you’ll soon be able to stop subbing your pen or phone for Pablo, since a new line of Bitoy […]

  • Letrons: Real-Life Transformers Made From Real Cars (Video)

    Letrons: Real-Life Transformers Made From Real Cars (Video)

    Transformers, while a serious boon to the toy and Michael Bay movie industries, are generally thought to be restricted to the realm of fiction. But a company called Letrons has constructed a real Autobot that appears to transform from a BMW 3 Series coupe to a 15-foot-tall robot. Believe it or not, folks. It’s probably […]

  • Fidget Cube: A Desktop Toy to Improve Focus

    Fidget Cube: A Desktop Toy to Improve Focus

    Fidgeting is an unavoidable habit for some of us, which raises the question not of whether or not to fidget, but rather what we’re going to fidget with.  Pens, balled up pieces of paper, and anything else that might be at hand are usually fair game, but the Fidget Cube is a desktop toy specifically for […]

  • Propel x ‘Star Wars’ Battling Quadcopters

    Propel x ‘Star Wars’ Battling Quadcopters

    Realistically, none of us will ever be able to sit at the controls of the Millennium Falcon, or an X-Wing, or any of the other iconic flying contraptions of the Star Wars universe. The closest we might come is to do it in a video game and/or virtual reality context, but the Propel x Star Wars battling quadcopters offer another, more […]

  • MOC Nation: Custom LEGO Sets for Sale (Video)

    MOC Nation: Custom LEGO Sets for Sale (Video)

    In the world of LEGO, MOC stands for “My Own Creation”—a LEGO object that was made without the aid of instructions, and coming from the creator’s very own imagination. Now, there’s a way for you to somewhat counter-intuitively buy sets based on other people’s MOCs through the online store known as MOC Nation. Basically, MOC […]

  • Wonky Mr. Potato Head: Limited Edition Toy Made to Fight Food Waste

    Wonky Mr. Potato Head: Limited Edition Toy Made to Fight Food Waste

    Mr. Potato Head has been the de facto spokesperson for eating your vegetables for generations now, even though some would classify potatoes as a starch. Now, Hasbro has joined forces with FareShare, a UK anti-hunger charity organization to create a limited edition Wonky Mr. Potato Head toy, in order to celebrate the sometimes-wasted misshapen vegetables […]

  • Beertop Delta: A Bottle Opener and Spinning Top

    Beertop Delta: A Bottle Opener and Spinning Top

    Most of the time if you see a gadget with a bottle opener attached, it’s aiming to combine two practical tools into one handy implement. But as the makers of the Beertop Delta themselves put it, “what’s life without whimsy?” It’s a question to which “a life without a bottle opener/spinning top” is a possible answer. The Beertop […]

  • PolyWood: Polygonal Wood Toy Concepts by Mat Szulik (Photos)

    PolyWood: Polygonal Wood Toy Concepts by Mat Szulik (Photos)

    The era of wooden toys is thought by most to be over, but designer Mat Szulik is bringing them back, albeit in a purely conceptual form. Szulik has a style of 3D art that he calls “lowpoly,” and according to the artist he wanted to “explore my lowpoly style and push it further and further,” the result […]